François Ozon invites us with “Mon Crime” into a detective comedy from the 1930s, which evokes the feminist fight.

François Ozon

A tribute to the 1930s

My Crime” is both a tribute to the 1930s and to the films of the 1930s, with the golden age of Hollywood cinema. It is also a very contemporary film, which gives power to women: the two main female roles of the film, magnificently interpreted by two revelations of French cinema, Rebecca Marder and Nadia Tereszkiewicz, will combine, complement and help each other to get out of it, by wanting to escape their condition and emancipate themselves from male domination.
François Ozon is one of the rare French and European directors whose films (about one a year, for more than 20 years – he is our European Woody Allen) are distributed and dubbed in many countries on the continent.
François Ozon excels in cinema in theatrical form. In a thriller pieced together with a 1934 work by Georges Berr and Louis Verneuil, he signs a spicy and old-fashioned comedy of manners, with retro charm, which puts two of the most prominent young actresses of French cinema in the foreground: Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Rebecca Marder.

François Ozon

A cocktail of good humor

François Ozon takes the risk of making his film a largely anachronistic platform for current women’s struggles. Because if the subject of the play, that is to say the story of a young actress who struggles to break through and who appropriates a crime she did not commit to find fame, is finally already furiously modern , Ozon exacerbates the message in a post-#MeToo context, and does not hesitate to appeal to the right of women to lead their lives as they see fit, without having to submit to male directives. Mon Crime conveys strikingly topical social issues in a breath of fresh air. A tribute to women, to the 1930s, to cinema and theatre, Mon Crime is above all a cocktail of good humor that transports the viewer into a delightful fable.

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